American Feminist Adria Richards Gets Gang Raped By The Internet

A feminist lost yesterday in a very big way. Let me try to put away my smile to write this.

A couple days ago, Adria Richards was at a developers conference and overheard a tame sexual joke between two men about a “big dongle.” On a scale of one to ten, with one being a Disney movie and ten being a cafe recap of a girl I banged who was on her period, the joke would rate a 3, but she proceeded to do what any feminazi who hates men would do: she took a picture, posted it on Twitter, and then asked for someone to save her. She felt unsafe and offended by two men who were having a private conversation that didn’t involve her.

The employer of one of those men, the spineless company Playhaven, decided to fire him.

“As a result of the picture she took I was let go from my job today. Which sucks because I have 3 kids and I really liked that job,” the post said. “She gave me no warning, she smiled while she snapped the pic and sealed my fate.” #

Feminists and white knights on Twitter congratulated the actions of Adria, and if this happened a couple years ago, the story would end right there, but men are angry and tired of this feminist bullshit. They didn’t let it go, because they know one day it could be them losing their bread for making a harmless joke.

As I’ve written before, feminist denouncements are meant to tarnish a man’s name and ruin his employment. Adria’s actions fit the profile, but what goes around can come around—Adria was employed by SendGrid, a corporation who wants to have a clean public face. Just like how feminists come after our livelihood, we can go after theirs. The internet, apparently led by Anonymous and 4chan, gave a thunderous pimp slap to SendGrid with a DDOS attack that disrupted service for their paying customers. SendGrid quickly realized that Adria was hurting their ability to make money, so they fired her ass.

Intellectually, we’ve been crushing feminists since we’ve started, but our debate and shaming victories haven’t translated into real pain that modify their behavior. I have been knee-deep in feminist excrement for a long time, but this is the first time I’ve seen a feminist dealt such a clear and unambiguous defeat at the hands of men, and the most interesting part is that this was at the hands of regular men who have no connection to the manosphere. Her bread was taken away from her and her reputation will forever be hanging over her head on Google.

Feminists and Toronto manginas are in absolute disbelief, going crazy on Twitter and talking about a lawsuit against SendGrid. Ugly feminist award winners Jessica Valenti and Kate Harding are also stunned…

I’m not surprised at their reactions—it’s like Mike Tyson getting knocked the fuck out for the first time. His powers seemed so strong that no one can believe he’s laying on the canvas, not even Mike himself.

Corporations are not inherently feminist—they simply don’t want any negative exposure on behalf of their employees. Feminists have understood the power of going after a man’s bread for a long time while we sit red-faced, twiddling our thumbs and lobbing funny but ineffective insults. But now we know how to get them. The manosphere is big enough to where even modest coordinated action on our part can make the more egregious feminists take responsibility for their disgusting actions. Maybe it’s time to flex our muscle.

While it’s prudent to keep an eye on SendGrid to make sure they don’t secretly hire her back, this firing lays out a blueprint on how we can fight these cunts and teach them a lesson. You better believe Adria, and any other feminist who watched the events of the past couple days unfold, is going to think real hard before denouncing a man for a bad joke. This was a victory for men everywhere.

Oh and lest I forget, I hear that SendGrid has one position open. Apply within.

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Days of Broken Arrows
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Good summation. But one problem: USA Today and Atlantic Wire and mis-reporting this story and reframing it from the feminist point of view. They’re making it look like guys bullied her out of nowhere for innocently reporting on a heinous crime. And they’re making her into a martyr of sorts.

Is it time for people to start hacking these news outlets? Or lodging some serious complaints? The Atlantic comments section is already filled with people saying such reporting is disinformation.

The offenders:

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2013/03/adria-richards-sendgrind-fired/63400/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/03/21/sendgrid-fires-employee/2007605/

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This put a huge smile on my face all day yesterday! Fucking cunt got what she deserved. The tides are turning…

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Thank you Roosh. Men are heroes.

Adria Richards was an extremist menhatingnazi. She shouldn’t ever be employed by anyone ever again.

In fact, the next day she made a phallus joke herself (http://imgur.com/7XGY8wB). This suggests that her motivations may be questionable.

This is hugely damaging to the community for a number of reasons:
1. Anyone can post a photo of you and an unfounded accusation to thousands of Twitter followers and get you fired
2. She damages the reputation of everyone trying to make this industry more female-friendly. She’s done the opposite of making men and women feel more comfortable working together; now men will be looking over their shoulder every time a woman is present in the workplace or a conference because hey, she might do what Adria did. This is not an environment anyone wants to work in.

As a community and as an industry we need to have a more nuanced view of gender issues. There is only one way forward, and it’s to respectfully and directly engage each other over these issues.

Adria instead should have turned around and told the men that it made her feel uncomfortable. They likely would have apologized and this would be a non-issue. And if they didn’t make it right, she could escalate it in a more productive (but still assertive) way. Instead she cowardly chose to not engage them directly, which let her slander them on the Internet without feeling bad about it.

Of course, some issues can’t be solved this way. But posting a photo of someone to thousands of people with a baseless accusation has never solved anything.

Adria – you need to make this right by apologizing and admitting you were wrong. You’ve taken feminism in tech a step backwards and by standing by your actions you only make it worse.

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It may not happen now, but as the tides keep turning, one day every feminist will have to apologize to us men. Keep working o make that happen

Dirk Diggler
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An apology won’t cut it. It isn’t nearly enough, considering one of the guys was fired.

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“You better better Adria, and any other feminist who watched the events of the past couple days unfold, is going to think real hard before denouncing a man for a bad joke.”

Depends on where they work. Donglegate will bring some traffic for feminist blogs too. Jessica Valenti and Co. are earning money by writing feminist articles and publishing feminist books. They just have something new to write about: How the patriarchy got her fired for wanting a better world by terrorism against her employer

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Brilliant. GammaRabbit John Scalzi vented his mangina about this yesterday on his blog, which called it to my attention.

This is an outstanding example of how to release the Puerarchy on them. With as many dudes as there are in STEM, releasing the digital flying monkeys on them in selected instances could put this whole debate in a very different light in the public.

We need more of this. If it happened more, more Betas would start to realize that they don’t have to put up with this shit, that they really do have some leverage. The feminists are boo-hooing about all the “rapey” threats she’s receiving, and while I think that’s juvenile and can’t condone it (it’s douchey and ineffective, among other issues) this is the kind of appropriate response needed in this situation.

Don’t threaten. Don’t insult. Just take her out, professionally. Any woman who gets a reputation for stirring up that kind of thing is going to be kryptonite to any intelligent tech company. And this should be saved for only the most egregious of offenders — using power like that lightly is foolish. But this was an ideal demonstration of what can happen, and a blueprint for what should probably happen in the future when such gender-based shennanigans happens.

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She already has a reputation for dishonesty and diva behavior.
https://amandablumwords.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/3/

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She’s a stupid inconsiderate bitch and I’m glad she got her ass fired and the internet rained down on her in fury.

I only wish that I met her in real life so I could seduce her, fuck her, humiliate her, and then dump her on the side of the road like the piece of trash that she is.

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She would probably make a fake rape allegation against you.

Ian Ironwood
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@HERO ROOSH

Please understand, I don’t want to drive women out of tech — I’ve known some outstanding female STEM folks. But STEM is still a male-dominated sandbox and probably always will be, and bringing an overly-feminist perspective to work in an overly-masculinized environment is just asking for trouble. And when she does something as classless as this, she needs to be called out, professionally.

STEM is an industry. It is not a sewing circle. And I truly appreciate the women in the industry who realize it and treat it as such. Thank you.

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It feels serene.

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PlayHaven is not getting enough slack.

Even whiny feminists only have the power men give them, and PlayHaven empowered her bullshit and fired the men. If the guys in charge at PlayHaven don’t listen to her whining, we are not reading this article today, and a father of three is still emplyed.

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Good post, and nicely summed up.

There’s one problem with all of this though. Anonymous actually tried to hack some of SendGrid in response to the whole firing thing.So, did they fire her for being a cunt, or because they were getting a ton of grief off of a group of nerdy hackers? Plus, she’ll be fine. She’ll be snapped up by Jezebel or some diversity hooray outfit, and be even better off.

If this is considered a victory, we are in a shitload of trouble, and I fucken despise those MRA assholes.

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This makes me very warm inside to read.
Females think they can just go around ruining free speech as long as it hurts their feelings.
This damsel in distress bullshit has to stop feminist need to stop thinking they can get away with everything

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There IS such thing as bad publicity, and Adria Richards just brought it to women everywhere. The best part about this is: men in interviewing positions, and in hiring positions everywhere will see it. And it will make them think twice before bringing in a woman just to suit some quota when there’s an equally qualified man that they know will never cause a problem. When interviewing, two determinations need to be made: (1) can this person do the job, and (2) will they fit seamlessly into the team. Newsflash: oversensitive harpies don’t fit in any team but a gaggle of oversensitive harpies.

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Even then, they just turn on each other.

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March 22nd 2013 – the day the Manpire stuck back! 😉

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struck – ^@%!*

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Bitch should mind her own business.

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I’m a self employed female and it’s a victory for commonsense, grown up behavior and free speech. If she felt “threatened” [really? I mean REALLY] she could have moved, problem solved. She’s a grown up right? not a three year old who lost her mommy.

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Story made my day. Rarely do I believe in karma, but today I see perhaps it is possible, courtesy Anonymous and 4Chan :-).

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Several years ago I saw an entire company go bankrupt because the founders were having a private boardroom conversation BEHIND CLOSED DOORS and a female employee listened in an heard them talking about prostitution in some country. She sued for harassment and the company folded, all employees including women fired.

True story.

Congrats women. None of those former employees with hire one of you every again.

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Hey boys. Move out of your parent’s basement. Real men don’t speak like this. If you think what she did was wrong, why would you support retaliating by doing the exact same thing? Oh, yes, that is what they call immaturity and lack of character.

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Lol yeah cause we all live with our parents. Idiot cunt

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The men involved should sue her for slander.

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These feminists genuinely want men to believe that any reference to a penis within earshot of a woman, even when not directed at her, and even if couched in terms of a juvenile euphemism, is “harassment.”

Of course, we all know that this is really just a massive shit test. Feminism is a massive shit test. The men who are cowed by these feminist “rules” of decorum are identifying themselves as unsuitable mates.

What these women really despise is beta males. These guys were targeted by Adria Richards not because they said “dongle,” somewhere near her, but because they’re tech nerds who made a joke you’d expect to hear from 13 year-olds.

There’s nothing wrong with those guys acting like dorks or making dumb jokes, or generally living the way they want to, but Adria Richards (a rare woman in a male-heavy field, who I am sure thinks of herself as some kind of female genius sex goddess) is going to despise them.

It never fails that these very same women will cream their panties when in the presence of a true alpha — maybe a CEO or finance guy or non-technical deal-maker. For a rock star in her industry, she would have a completely different set of “rules.”

If Adria Richards met a guy like that at one of these tech conventions making sexually-charged comments, she’d let him fuck her from behind in the stairwell and wipe his dripping cock on her skirt, and she’d not only give him a pass on the whole “harassment” thing, but she’d let him do it again at next year’s convention.

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We have cave man ancestors. When a sabre-tooth tiger lurks around the mouth of the cave to eat the cave babies, a real cave man will rush outside and bash its f*cking head in, or die trying. This gives the cave women the tingles.

The economy is getting worse, and it’s getting harder for a man to raise and protect his children. Adria Richards is the sabre-tooth tiger threatening the Python developer’s cave babies. It seems that even tech nerds are starting to find their inner cave men, rush out, and bash its (Adria’s) f*cking head in.

This could be the first sign of the popping of the misandry bubble that TFH discussed a few years ago.

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“Feminism is a massive shit test.”

This.

While the wisdom of the gentlemen’s behavior in that setting might be suspect, the fact is that they were two dudes having a private conversation that a busybody overheard. What she did next may have been textbook feminism . . . but the mixed reaction among the women (especially in the STEM fields) I’ve seen demonstrates that – even among women – this is not professional.

This is a shit test. And how do you respond to a shit-test? You stand up to it. Adria got stood up to. It sucks that the gentleman in question lost his job . . . but I have no doubt he’ll pick up another one quick. In his field. Making more money.

Adria? Not so much. This is the price of a shit-test, ladies. Whether you understand it or not, when you shit-test, you’re going all-in.

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Lookie here – as Newton said: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Men have been publicly shamed for nothing but being men for decades now. What did those feminazis expect would happen in the long run? At some point even the meekest beta is sick of getting wedgies and will start fighting back.

I think the Manosphere just secured an important victory which will serve as a blueprint going forward. As a matter of fact this may mark a turning point. It’s once again time to remind women all across the Western hemisphere that *primarily* men are the ones who build and maintain everything they so readily take for granted: buildings, electricity, the Internetwebs, your email account, your iTampon, you name it. We gave it to you but we can also use it against you.

I’m surprised something like this didn’t happen earlier. But perhaps things had to turn this bad to trigger a consolidated worldwide call for action. Even the almost instinctual reaction of the two accused men disgusts me. Why offer an apology if you have done nothing wrong? Joking about a ‘big dongle’ is now taboo? Had they she done this to me I would have scoffed and told her to mind her own business. If women are offended by ‘dongle jokes’ at this point then ask yourselves – what is next?

I am now convinced that women won’t rest until they have emasculated and humiliated every last man on this planet. It’s not their fault – it’s ours – for letting things get this bad. I never understood how one half of the population can successfully demonize the other half. It’s out of hand and it’s stopping now. This is just the beginning. I am certain that whoever hires this bitch next should become a similar target. The goal moving forward is to render Mrs. Richards effectively unemployable. Perhaps next time some emotionally sensitive feminazi feels the urge to destroy an innocent man’s career, accuse him of rape, or publicly tarnish him in any other way she’ll remember the possible implications and will think again.

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I think it’s very sad and disappointing that this Adria chick did this shit to these two men.
I can’t believe she actually felt threatened by these two guys.
You can look at the picture of them and tell that these guys are about as threatening as new born puppies.
If Adria is looking for a real threat, she needs to look in the mirror.

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Feminists are lowest scum of the earth. They’re hypocrites they feel they have to be treated like princesses while they feel they can treat men however they like. Here in scandinavia i’ve met quite a few alas it’s the capital central of these bottom feeders. When i was younger i was a gentleman even to their bitchy behavior ( i didn’t know better, you live and learn and see this is not right, this is not what it’s suppose to be.), no more after i lived in brazil i saw the light and saw what real women are like. Fantastic women how god intended them to be. I almost have more respect for nazis than true feminists. Might sound crazy…. thanks god there are still some good women left even here in scandinavia..

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Excellent post. But I give it A- because using the word “gang rape” in the title. I agree with the idea but this is beef on the feminists’ plate. They might refer to it to accuse the manosphere that we favor rape, as yet one more of their bullshitting strategies.

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I like/love your work roosh, keep going… you’re true to your calling i respect that alot.. You’re going against the tide that’s the sign of a brave man. One should be true to ones values and beliefs and you certainly are that. regards.. Pete

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I question whether the publicity alone was enough for her employer to fire her.
The DDOS/dox threat by anon is a material one, the lesson being is that there really may be only frontier justice.

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This is such a great story.

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As an engineer, I’ve got to say the situation with women like this sponging off of tech is worse than many realize. Richards sounds like other women in the arena that I’ve experienced and is probably a legit case of a Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

I’d like to propose that male heavy tech is in fact a hotbed of women with NPD. It’s the ideal environment and it attracts them for two reasons:

1) Massive supply of men (betas, omegas, white knights) to provide an endless source of narcissistic supply
2) White knights and HR backing gives power and ability to engage in retribution if their ego is hurt or checked in any way

Their general MO:

* They are highly extrovert women – I don’t think this applies to introvert women which tend to be really involved in technically useful ways.
* Unlike the typical ugly feminist, the NPD women of tech actually try to engage her girly side—they like to play with their sexual power—tone of voice for example, flirting, etc…very different sexual tension than the crude version they try to control men with by HR
* They engage heavily with white knights, omegas, etc, anyone who can act for them or support them in “unofficial” ways, as well as bosses and HR who will support them in “official” ways.
* Their goal (conscious or not) is to maximize their personal power to outnumber anyone who might check them. (Note this isn’t the same as pure careerism, necessarily).
* Their useless socializing may reach atmospheric heights without being called on it by their boss—or anyone else—75% of the day away from their desk, maybe 90% if you include Twitter, Skype and Facebook messaging at their desk.

Couple points:

* The vast sex ratio difference is what gave Richards her power
* The vast sex ratio difference in tech (and SendGrids potential customers) is also what made it possible for the manosphere to have this effect. Right now I doubt that the manosphere would be able to have such a showing in industries where the sex ratios are more even or tip towards women
* It’s essentially impossible to have this sort of effect inside your own company—the NPDs have their ducks in a row generally—it requires “out of the system” energy to tip the scale like with Richards.

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From Wikipedia, see how well you think this matches up with Richards–Symptoms of this disorder, as defined by the DSM-IV-TR include:[1]
* Reacting to criticism with anger, shame, or humiliation
* Taking advantage of others to reach own goals
* Exaggerating own importance, achievements, and talents
* Imagining unrealistic fantasies of success, beauty, power, intelligence, or romance
* Requiring constant attention and positive reinforcement from others
* Becoming jealous easily
* Lacking empathy and disregarding the feelings of others
* Being obsessed with self
* Pursuing mainly selfish goals
* Trouble keeping healthy relationships
* Becoming easily hurt and rejected
* Setting goals that are unrealistic
* Wanting “the best” of everything
* Appearing unemotional

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p.s. million bonus points for using gang rape in the title.
(disclaimer: i do not endorse rape, vis a vis one or multiple “gang,” thank you)

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Lawsuit!

Invasion of privacy. Posted picture publicly with intent to defame. Plenty of grounds.

The Male Insider
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Seriously, what a joke. Stupid feminist, two guys being guys and one gets fired because of that? Just ridiculous.

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Tit for Tat…

On Damn, I think I just offended someone out there. I just asked to be fired, didn’t I.

Glad I don’t work for the Feminist “Man” anymore, but for a real man, MYSELF.

LOL Adria. Hey Babes, don’t worry. You’re obviously a valuable commodity in the Femmosphere. I’m sure one of your feminazi friends will hire you at their rocking Co.’s that they’re CEO’s of because you really know how to add value by pointing out the “dicks” in the room.

LOL.

Ok you Fem’s, just keep ’em coming. Or is that cumming? Crap, I’m gonna get fired for sure now.

LOL

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How long until she gets to sit next to Obama, like Sandra Fluke?

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i just go ahead and say it, Roosh. if that dorky-looking neckbeard got close enough to a woman to give her 3 kids then he should be writing this blog, not you.

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I would have fired her for trying to pluralize a noun(repo) with an apostrophe.

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The guy’s problem is that he was too honest and decent. Personally, I would have flat out lied about ever making the joke, said she must have misheard me while eavesdropping on my conversation, and then threatened to sue both her and sendgrid (she was a PR representative, no?) for slander and defamation of character, as well as sent a dmca notice for use of my image without consent.

As far as I know, she had absolutely zero proof other that this guy actually said what he did. When will people learn, if it’s not in writing (or recorded) they never said it.

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What I don’t get is how a company could possibly fire you based on someone snapping a picture, posting it on Twitter and claiming you said something?

Where’s the proof that you said it? I would have thought he could now sue that company for unfair dismissal?

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This is it. We had better continue fighting back like this. There is no other option.

Either we continue spreading the word, resisting injustice and letting the feminazis know their hate-filled ideology is not welcome…or…

we condemn our friends and families to all the delightful horrors these nutjobs have in store for them.

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Sandra Fluke being chosen as a speaker at DemocratNational Convention was what turned me off for good on the D party.

Rejoice brothers. A bitch is tamed. I think we’ve hit a tipping point and discovered the blueprint of how to effectively counterattack.

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39 The Specimen said: “Personally, I would have flat out lied about ever making the joke, said she must have misheard me while eavesdropping on my conversation, and then threatened to sue both her and sendgrid (she was a PR representative, no?) for slander and defamation of character, as well as sent a dmca notice for use of my image without consent.”

This is exactly what I said to do yesterday on the Roosh V forum. In case no one read that, the paragraph above perfectly illustrates what my point was.

In short: NEVER ADMIT TO ANYTHING, ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE IS NO AUDIO OR VIDEO OF IT!!!

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I’m sure the quick decision to can her ass speaks volumes of her around the office demeanor. There have probably been “whisperings” of her annoying, bitch attitude and the company was grateful for her to put her nuts in a slingshot like this.

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great news either way, but was it really the manosphere, per se, that accomplished this?

also, if we’re getting serious, i’m not sure that putting ‘gang rape’ in the title is the right kind of humor.

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this adria girl needs a huge fat cock, one in her mouth the other in her ass. fill her full of jizz and tell her to shut the fuck up!

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Lawsuit!

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I actually started smiling and yelling “YES” when I read this article. Amazing.

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I’m proud of you, /b/